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    32 Of Our Readers' Holy Grail Skincare Products

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite holy grail skincare products and y'all delivered! Here are the products they can't live without.

    1. Biossance Squalane Oil hydrates parched skin and locks in moisture to keep your epidermis feeling soft, smooth, and plump. It may also help even your complexion, reducing redness and irritation.

    Hand pumping the clear oil from the bottle

    2. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid* 2% Emulsion boosts collagen production, evens your complexion, and softens rough patches so your skin looks glowy and bright.

    The dropper bottle

    3. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil rejuvenates skin with a cocktail of nutrients like marula seed oil (duh!), vitamin E, omega fatty acids, and other antioxidants. The results = smoother, bouncier, more even skin without the greasy residue!

    The dropper bottle

    4. Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant resurfaces the skin, brightening hyperpigmentation and acne scars, clearing pores, and improving skin texture. If you're just dipping your toes in the chemical exfoliant pool (first of all, welcome!!), start by applying this every other day or a few times a week to build up a tolerance and not irritate your skin.

    5. Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask tackles dry, dull, uneven, and textured skin overnight with a potent mixture of vitamin C, squalane, hyaluronic acid, and other antioxidants. Your first thought when you look in the mirror the next morning will be, "Damn, I look good!!!"

    The yellow mask in its jar

    6. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment reduces redness (it has a green tint in the pot and green and red are opposites on the color wheel so they neutralize each other out...remember elementary art class?) and protects your skin from environmental aggressors (like the sun!).

    Before and after of model showing the treatment neutralized basically all the redness on their face

    7. Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar contains only the good stuff — and by good stuff we mean glycerin, a humectant that helps the skin retain moisture.

    The orange soap bar

    8. CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser removes dirt, oils, makeup, and other nasties from your skin without drying or stripping your face.

    Before and after of reviewer who used the cleanser showing that it evened their skin tone, improved texture, and made their skin glow

    9. And since we just mentioned it, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream latches on to moisture and pumps the skin full of ceramides, which are molecules that help make up the skin barrier. Throw in some hyaluronic acid and you've got the recipe for 24 hours of hydration!

    BuzzFeed writer's hand holding the tub of moisturizing cream

    10. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro™ Whipped Moisturizer replenishes the skin's moisture barrier with a blend of antioxidant-rich green tea, six African oils, and plant ceramides. Your skin will drink it up like a smoothie!

    The moisturizer in a purple press jar

    11. Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 doubles as both a skin shield and a primer with a subtle shine. It's made with hyaluronic acid (for moisture), vitamin B5 (for softness), sea lavender (for antioxidant protection), and cocoa peptides (for blue light damage).

    12. Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel Cream melts into the delicate skin around your eyes, hydrating it intensely and locking in moisture. The gel-cream formula absorbs quickly and may help you look like you actually got a full eight hours of rest. Reviewers say it even helps calm irritated skin!

    13. No7 HydraLuminous Water Concentrate drenches your skin with moisture yet doesn't feel heavy or suffocating. You can also consider your skin protected from pollution particles thanks to its Pollution Shield Technology.

    Model applying the clear product to their cheek with a dropper

    14. Australian Gold Tinted Mineral Sunscreen offers SPF 50 and a powder-like matte finish so your face doesn't feel like an oil slick.

    Before and after of reviewer wearing the sunscreen showing that it doesn't look greasy and that it provides a subtle tint

    15. Bio-Oil treats a variety of issues, including uneven skin, stretch marks, and acne scars. It helps your body retain moisture (bye bye dry skin!) and absorbs into the skin fast so you won't feel greasy.

    16. Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer delivers soft, bouncy, revived-looking skin via signal peptides (amino acids that bind moisture to the skin), pygmy waterlily (antioxidants that moisturize, calm, and soothe), and soybean extract (restores vital nutrients).

    The teal blue press jar

    17. Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb quenches dry skin's thirst for moisture with its lightweight gel formula containing lady's mantle (to nurture), ceramides (to retain water), glycerin (to maintain moisture levels), and more.

    BuzzFeed writer holding pot of Aqua Bomb captioned with five star emojis

    18. The Ordinary Peeling Solution 30ml AHA 30% + BHA 2% targets textured skin and fine lines. It resurfaces your skin with a mixture of glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid. The first two are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate the skin's outer layer while the last one, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), reduces pore congestion.

    19. Acure Ultra Hydrating Green Juice Cleanser cleans deep in your pores, combining antioxidant-rich ashwaganda, skin-softening reishi, stress-fighting holy basil, vitamin-packed kale, rejuvenating melatonin, and soothing hemp seed oil.

    BuzzFeed editor holding the tube

    20. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a dream for anyone with sensitive skin. It provides long-lasting hydration, absorbs quickly, helps restore the skin barrier, and holds a seal of acceptance from the National Eczema Association.

    Reviewer who uses the moisturizer showing off their beautiful and clear skin

    21. Fenty Skin Start'rs Kit are Rihanna's three skin must-haves...so you must have them too! This three-step system comes with Total Cleans’r (a cleanser made with Barbados cherry and coconut-derived cleaners), Fat Water (a do-it-all toner that brightens, smooths, and prevents shine), and Hydra Vizor (a 2-in-1 lightweight moisturizer with SPF).

    22. The Ordinary "Buffet" earns its holy grail status by treating dryness, dullness, and uneven texture with a plethora of peptides to boost collagen and keep the skin feeling bouncy and elastic.

    The dropper bottle

    23. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser gently cleanses and provides up to 24 magical hours of moisturized skin. It's fragrance free and has a rich and creamy lotion-like texture, so washing your face will definitely feel luxurious.

    Reviewer before and after showing the cleanser helped clear up all the red acne and acne scars on their cheek

    24. Shea Moisture African Black Soap with Shea Butter purifies and dries oily skin without leaving your face feeling tight. The tamarind extract is a natural astringent, and the tea tree oil helps keep your skin matte.

    The bar

    25. Supergoop! SPF 30 City Sunscreen Serum plays well with your makeup, providing UV protection, skin-conditioning and soothing agents, and moisture without leaving behind a white cast.

    26. First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser babies your skin with calming ingredients like aloe and allantoin. Makeup, dirt, and grime will flow off your face and down the drain, leaving behind only soft, balanced skin.

    The squeeze tube

    27. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask solves your dry, dull skin woes. Orange flower, rose, sandalwood, and primrose extracts restore much-needed hydration so you wake to reenergized skin.

    Model wearing the mask

    28. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner decongests your pores with willow bark (a natural BHA), seals in moisture with cactus water, and exfoliates with PHA to reveal new, glowy skin.

    Before and after showing the toner made the model's skin glow

    29. Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask works hard while you rest, delivering vitamins and nutrients to your skin, hydrating it, and gently buffing away dead skin cells that are dulling your shine.

    The pink mask

    30. Farmacy Honeymoon Glow harnesses the power of mother nature using flower acids and honey to soothe skin and minimize pores. It also contains hyaluronic acid so your skin looks juicy and plump.

    The yellow-colored serum

    31. Thayers Witch Hazel balances and tones skin, leaving your skin prepped and primed to absorb all the other products that follow in your routine. Reviewers also say it helps clear up breakouts, stat!

    Bottles of the toner

    32. Ole Henriksen Wonderfeel™ Double Cleanser gives you that luxurious experience of using a cold cream while penetrating deeply to expertly remove makeup, dirt, and oil.

    The cream

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